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... national park and back on the highway we saw heaps more!! Water buffalo and a hippo in a water hole, heaps of Impala and Adam even pointed out an elephant!!!!!! So exciting!! We then came home to dinner already cooked! Tonight was an African feast! Ugandan green bananas, lentils and African cake! Was really nice to try some local food! After heaps of laughs at the dinner table we did the dishes and we all went off to ...
Situated on Uganda's western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the legendary Rwenzori Mountains made for an arduous, demanding trek. Dotted with numerous snow-covered mountains, we opted to tackle the highest peak of the range, Margherita, sitting at 5,109 metres. Over a nine-day period, we experienced a grueling mix of undulating terrain that included mud-ridden bogs, streams, waterfalls and a steep ascent across glaciers.
Day 1 - Trek to ...
Today was a travel day. We left after a later breakfast (and slow moving due to aching muscles from yesterday's grueling hike) and headed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Along the way we visited the Rwenzori Founders Art Centre, Sculpture Gallery and Coffee Bar. Here is a description from their facebook page:
"Located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, the centre is just off the ...
This hike started at the crack of dawn and went on and on for 8.5 hours. We started out with two local guides, one was from the National Park and brought his rifle in case of forest elephants. That is a recurring theme for all hikes in this area.
Explore Tours description from brochure:
"After an early breakfast head to Kazingo where you start the hike at 7:30am (Packed lunch). Climb Karangora Peak at 1500m, following the Mpanga ...
... a reason not to go to school.
Also, he said the children are needed for water chores and animal care.(watching the goats)
Moses said he convinced his mother that if he carried his whole day's water before school and worked after school, he could go and somehow begged for a used uniform.
Everyday of his school life he carried 12 Jerry cans of 20 litres of water before school.